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Seventh Annual Youth For Human Rights World Tour Launched (PRWeb)
19 February 2010, 6:03 pm

Three-Month Crusade by Educators Leaves from Manhattanville College Today (PRWeb Feb 19, 2010)

 Westchester County, New York (Vocus/PRWEB ) February 20, 2010 -- The Seventh Annual Youth for Human Rights International World Tour launches Friday, February 19, with a human rights education panel hosted by Rev. Wilfred Tyrrell, Associate Academic Dean of Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.

Logo of the 2010 World TourThe theme of this year's World Tour is the United Nations International Year of Youth, which has as one of its objectives the promotion of "the ideals of peace, respect for human rights and freedoms, and solidarity."

For the next three months, Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) president and founder Dr. Mary Shuttleworth of Los Angeles will meet with heads of state, leaders and educators in 15 countries to promote human rights education.

Friday's panel addresses the vital role of human rights education in raising awareness of fundamental human rights. Panelists include Dr. Jane M. Gangi, Chair of the Department of Literacy, Manhattanville College School of Education; Dr. Shuttleworth; Ms. Ann Marie Almeida, Director of the Global Student Leadership Program; Mr. Osagie Okoruwa, Youth for Human Rights, Nigeria; Mr. Nico Papaheraklis, Youth for Human Rights, Washington, DC; and Ms. Tracie Morrow, youth spokesperson for Youth for Human Rights International.

Throughout the world tour, Dr. Shuttleworth will introduce educators, human rights advocates and youth to educational materials created in collaboration with the Human Rights Department of the Church of Scientology International. Designed to present the subject of human rights in multimedia formats suitable for all ages, the materials include “The Story of Human Rights,” a documentary video that illustrates the history of human rights through the ages; booklets; public service announcements that educate youth and adults on the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; and teaching aids that include a study guide, activities manual and educator's classroom kit.

On this year's world tour, Dr. Shuttleworth will visit Algeria, Brazil, Croatia, Ecuador, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Mexico, Panama, Serbia, South Africa, Swaziland and Taiwan.

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Panel info minus some of the YHRI staff:

Prof. Jane Gangi - Associate Professor of Education
Ph.D. New York University, School of Education
M.A. Northwestern University
B.A. Colorado College

Benziger 117
(914) 798-2713

Daniel Narinja

Dr. Daniel D.D.C. Don Nanjira has over 33 years of successful academic and professional background as a Diplomat, International Civil Servant, Teacher, Researcher, Writer, Human Rights Advocate, and International Development Expert on the United Nations system.

Former Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Kenya to Italy, Greece, Poland, Turkey, Cyprus and Malta, and to FAO, IFAD, WFP and the World Food Council (WFC) with residence in Rome (1987-92), as well as to the UN Office at Geneva, and the International Organizations based in Geneva and Switzerland, and to UNIDO and the IAEA based in Vienna, Austria (1992-95).

Special Advisor to the Director-General of WHO on Health Policies for Africa (1995-97), as well as Kenya's Diplomat in Washington, D.C. covering the USA, Latin America and the Caribbean and the World Bank Group (Bretton Woods Institutions, 1974-78), and at the UN in New York (1978-84) and in Brussels (covering Belgium, Luxembourg, the European Economic Community and Commission (EEC) and the Lome Convention Negotiations of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries and the EEC (ACP/EEC) (1984-85) . Staff member of the United Nations Disaster Relief Office (UNDRO) New York, 1985-88, and of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) New York, 1997 present).

Anne Marie Almeida

Additional info about Mary Shuttleworth found here:
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